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Automatic Electric Car Battery Swapping System by Better Place

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betterplacelogoI was talking in an earlier article about the possibility of electric car battery swapping systems installed on the roads, instead of gas stations. Mercedes did some testing back in the 70’s, and concluded that a battery swapping system was both inefficient and dangerous if it would have been implemented with the technology existing at the time.

Now, project Better Place wants to show us that with our modern robotic technology we can make battery swapping stations as timely efficient and much more safe than the regular gas station, because it’s entirely powered by machines. All you have to do is sit in your car, drive on a platform, just like you do at your local car mechanic, and wait about 90 seconds for your battery to be changed with a fully charged one. Then, you can continue your trip.

Check out their video:

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